XL Precision Technologies (XL-PT) has announced a major capital investment to expand facilities in the first quarter of 2021. At the primary manufacturing site in Stockton-on-Tees (UK), XL-PT has signed the lease to the adjacent building, which will add 17,400 ft2 of floor space to the existing capacity. Occupancy is expected within three … [Read more...] about XL Precision Technologies plans UK, U.S. expansions
by International Polymer Engineering Plastics that are both strong and lightweight improve the safety, performance and convenience of a wide variety of products that we all use every single day. Plastics consist mainly of macromolecules that are processed into molded parts, films, fibers or finished/semi-finished products. The specific … [Read more...] about What is the difference between thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers?
Researchers in Zurich reported today that they have invented a manufacturing technique to build "micromachines" out of metal and plastic in which these two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain. These robots are so tiny that they can maneuver through blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body — a goal … [Read more...] about Swiss scientists make ‘micromachines’ for self-deploying stents and more
Partnering with a vertically integrated manufacturer can help engineers optimize designs, improve manufacturability and accelerate new product development. Michael Holt, Integer (Image courtesy of Integer) Medtech design engineers face extraordinary opportunities and challenges created by rapidly advancing clinical markets. To … [Read more...] about 6 ways the right tubing supplier can improve product development
DuPont today announced that it will invest an unspecified amount in tubing manufacturing improvements at its healthcare industries materials site in Hemlock, Mich. Upgrades include extrusion capacity expansion for tubing, a new ISO 7 cleanroom, and ongoing elastomer capacity expansions with new mixing equipment for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) … [Read more...] about DuPont boosts tubing manufacturing at Michigan plant
Coextrusion is the process of pressing two or more materials into a single piece of tubing. Coextruded tubing is commonly used in the packaging and medical device industries. For example, multi-layered extruded tubing can be used for drug delivery applications, including insulin delivery, angiography and pain therapy. Coextruded tubing can … [Read more...] about What is coextrusion?
Nitinol’s unique properties have made it the darling of the medical device industry. A novel technique for mechanically joining nitinol to other metal tubing could reduce cost and mitigate risk. Mark Broadley, Viant Nitinol has revolutionized the medical device industry. With its flexible superelasticity, shape memory and … [Read more...] about What’s next for nitinol tubing?
Freudenberg Medical (Carpinteria, Calif.) today touted extractables testing performed on its PharmaFocus Premium silicone tubing used in biopharma fluid processing and single-use applications. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories conducted the independent extractables testing for Freudenberg Medical, drawing on BPOG and USP 665 protocols. “We … [Read more...] about Freudenberg Medical completes extractables testing for its PharmaFocus Premium tubing
Amid the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities are reporting shortages of vital equipment that not only keeps the patients safe, but the staffers, too. One important device for which demand has ramped up is ventilators for patients who need assistance with their breathing due to the respiratory … [Read more...] about Could these DIY ventilators stop coronavirus from killing people?
Solvay, a supplier of advanced materials and specialty chemicals, announced a pair of advances that it hopes will help it expand its healthcare business. Speaking yesterday at Solvay’s booth (#2414) at MD&M West, the company’s healthcare sales development manager Rose Catherin said the new materials will help improve the performance of … [Read more...] about Solvay expands advanced materials offerings in the medical tubing space